The sanitisation of cricket

I need to think about this more. But, more and more, I’m finding the game encroached by sanitisation; a cleaner, shinier, less raw feel to it. I might, of course, be speaking bollocks – but I do feel it. Once I’ve worked out what it is I mean by this, I’ll post more.

Until then, it’s off to t’pub.

Shiny Mark is back

Post 1001, and it’s back to business as it appears that Mark “Shiny” Nicholas is back on Channel 9. His contract wasn’t renewed a month ago – but Dave mentioned it yesterday, and the plucky people at ABC are gratuitously back-patting themselves. And why not!? Is Mark gaining a cult following I wonder…?